Creating lasting impact

At The Community Foundation, we believe in the collective approach to change. Good is better done together.

Even as our region has much to be proud of - an influx of business development, nationally renowned arts and recreational events, and a robust housing market - many of our residents are left behind. Within extreme pockets of poverty, individuals and families have little access to safe, affordable housing or fresh, healthy foods and they experience lower rates of educational attainment and life expectancy.

Through the power of philanthropy, we work to not only sustain positive momentum but also create a better balance of opportunity for all residents. With nearly 50 years of experience and a large network of partners, TCF helps align people, ideas and resources for a stronger Richmond. Here's how we do it.

Leadership & Convening

Money alone cannot solve our region's toughest challenges. That is why our commitment to building a healthy, vibrant region goes well beyond grantmaking. As a colleague and collaborator to many, TCF and closely aligned partners like the Jenkins Foundation lead and convene stakeholders around key issues. We also share insights about the latest giving trends and create connections between philanthropists and organizations working toward common goals.

  • Capital Region Collaborative — We provided leadership and financial support to help produce the RVA Snapshot, the region's first look at baseline data in 8 priority areas.
  • Funders Collaborative — We convene regularly with our peers at other local foundations to share knowledge and align efforts for greater impact.

Service to Donors

Donors are at the heart of everything we do. We pride ourselves on providing first-class service to ensure your giving is as easy, convenient and meaningful as possible. Whether you are just getting started or are looking to focus your philanthropy, we can help you learn about and support the causes you care about, now and for years to come. 

5 fulfilling ways to give through TCF

Results-Driven Grantmaking

Thanks to the foresight and generosity of donors past and present, TCF has a community endowment that allows us to respond to urgent needs and be proactive in seeking new opportunities. We are driven by a spirit of collaboration and guided by a result-based framework. Our investments are intentionally focused on four areas of community life that are most likely to advance the change we hope to see.


A Strong Nonprofit Sector

To address our community's challenges effectively, we must have a strong nonprofit sector at the forefront. TCF continues to be a leader in building the capacity of community organizations to help them pursue their missions with greater efficiency and strategic focus. Through a comprehensive set of offerings, we can prepare nonprofits to lead and serve in an ever-changing environment and ensure donors' charitable dollars work harder.

Learn how we serve local nonprofits

We are proud to support, and be supported by, such a generous community.

Supporting Organizations

Commonwealth Foundation for Cancer Research

Jane & Arthur Flippo Endowment Foundation
Jenkins Foundation
Ann K. Kirby Foundation
The Pauley Family Foundation
R.E.B. Foundation

Regional Affiliates

Gloucester Community Foundation
Mathews Community Foundation
River Counties Community Foundation

Giving Circles

Impact 100 Richmond
Ujima Legacy Society


900 Donor Established Funds